The skies above have always fascinated and intrigued humanity. From ancient civilizations to modern science, astronomy has played a pivotal role in expanding our knowledge of the universe. In a significant leap for education and exploration, the District Magistrate of Bulandshahr inaugurated the Sultan Chand Astronomy Lab and Usha Pustakalya, a pioneering endeavor that promises to take local education to new heights on the auspicious day of 2nd October 2023 at Upper Primary School, Til Deri, Sikandarabad, Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh” (School Code – 09111501107).
With great pleasure, we thank our distinguished guests, District Magistrate, Shri Chandra Prakash Singh was accompanied by the District Development Officer (DDO), Shri Subhash Nema, District Panchayati Raj Officer (DPRO) Dr Pritam Singh, Basic Shiksha Adhikari (BSA) Shri Laxmikant Pandey and Sub Divisional Magistrate, Smt. Renu ji. Shri Pratap Chand Vaish, Shri Gangadhar Chaudhary, and Smt. Shikha Vaish, Trustees from Sultan Chand Dropadi Devi Education Foundation, the sponsoring Foundation was also present. We are thankful to the entire team of Astroscape and its founder, Aryan Mishra for their excellent work and the Head Sir, Mr. Ravinder Pal ji, and all the teachers especially Ms. Shubhra and Ms. Rekha ji who arranged everything for the grand event and initiated this concept for the schools.
Sultan Chand Astronomy Lab and Usha Pustakalaya have been established in the fond memory of our founding Trustees, Late Shri Subhash Chand Aggarwal and Late Dr. Usha Aggarwal. The approval for the same was received in June 2023 by The Chief Development Officer of Bulandshahar, Mr. Kuldeep Meena Sir for his approval and support.
The Astronomy Lab is equipped with modern telescopes, spectrometers, and other scientific instruments, allowing students to observe celestial objects and conduct experiments. The Pustakalaya boasts an impressive collection of books for the students of Grades 1 to 8 and also competitive books for various exams along with other story books based on Value Education.
All the students, teachers, and other people from around the village were present to witness this grand event.